Paul Adams Questions Kane Williamson's Morality

ICC World Cup 2019: Paul Adams Questions Kane Williamson’s Morality After The Game Against South Africa

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored a match-winning century at Edgbaston to knock South Africa out of this ICC World Cup 2019. Williamson remained unbeaten on 106 runs to chase down 241 runs on a trick wicket which earned praise from all over the globe. However, it didn’t go well with former Proteas cricketer Paul Adams who questionned Williamson’s ethics.

Adams questions Williamson’s integrity

During the chase, Colin Munro departed early leaving New Zealand in all sorts of trouble. Struggling at 12 for one, Kane Williamson partnered Martin Guptill to bail the innings. They added 60 runs for the second wicket before Guptill got out hit wicket. South Africa fast bowler Chris Morris capitalised on the momentum to pick three more wickets quickly to have the Kiwis at 137 for five. But Williamson showed great authority to lead the team from the front alongside Colin de Grandhomme to stitch a match-winning stand to knock the Proteas out of the World Cup.

ICC World Cup 2019: Paul Adams Questions Kane Williamson's Morality After The Game Against South Africa
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However, during the 38th over, Kane Williamson was caught-behind at 76 by Quinton de Kock off Imran Tahir. The leg-spinner was the only one to appeal, but he didn’t find any support from the wicket-keeper. Skipper Faf du Plessis also didn’t think of reviewing it. Meanwhile, ultra-edge later revealed that Williamson had edged the ball which de Kock failed to notice. Former South Africa spinner, Paul Adams didn’t take this well and sparked a debate questioning Williamson’s integrity. It was a baseless point to make, considering that Williamson was well within his rights to stay in the middle as the umpire didn’t rule him out. 


“Why didn’t Kane Williamson walk,” Paul Adams tweeted.

Soon after his first tweet, Paul Adams tweeted one more time asking whether Kane Williamson would have been upset if he was mankaded after not leaving the crease despite edging the ball.

“If Kane Williamson was Mankad after he didn’t walk. Would he be upset,” Adam wrote in his second tweet.

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